Progress & Experience with A Passion for Education. Meet Orange County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Barbara Jenkins
Dr. Barbara Jenkins has been dedicated to serving the needs of students for 30 years. She was named superintendent for Orange County Public Schools in 2012.Under Dr. Jenkins' leadership, the district won the prestigious 2014 Broad Prize for Urban Education. The prize earned half-a-million dollars for student scholarships from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. The district also received the Governor’s Sterling Award in 2014 and 2015 and the Sustained Exc..
She Advocates for Public Education & Focuses on Hard Working Florida Families! A Conversation with Florida House of Representative Anna V. Eskamani
Q: After high school, where did you feel your career path would take you? AE: I graduated from Orange County Public Schools K-12, and really was not sure where life would take me. I came from a working-class background and my parents were immigrants from Iran. In 2004 my Mom passed away after a long fight with cancer— I was one of her main caregivers, and knew I wanted to honor her life through the act of empowering others and one way to do that would be ..
Meet LaShawnda K. Jackson, First Black President of the Orange County Bar Association
Leadership, Activism & Community Service
She Models the Way for What Makes a Lawyer a Great Leader.Q: Why did you decide to attend law school?
LJ: While attending Astronaut High School in Titusville, my American Government teacher, Sherry Johnson, told me to join her mock trial competition team because I had a big mouth and I liked to argue. I had no clue what mock trial was or what it would entail, but Mrs. Johnson was quite right, and I so much liked com..
Q: When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up?AD: I wanted to be a doctor. Q: After you graduated from the University of Florida, did you pursue the career path you thought you would? AD: Not. I never thought I would go into computer science and then somehow segue that in to working for an accounting firm. However, when I think back, everything that I considered exciting and attractive in a potential job – solving problems, data analysis,..
Read Our Exclusive Interview with Author, Entrepreneur & Community Activist, Joanie Holzer Schirm
Q: Let's turn the clock back … after high school graduation, can you tell us what type of career you wanted to pursue?JHS: Believing I was destined to play a significant role in uncovering the secrets of human history, growing up, my dream job was to become an archeologist. When I entered Florida State University, I assumed I’d more likely become an English or history teacher. By the time I left college, I wasn’t close to any of these endeavors. Little di..
An Exclusive Interview with Hall of Fame Golf Legend Annika Sorenstam
Annika is often regarded as the greatest female golfer of all-time. During her 15-year, Hall-of-Fame career, she rewrote the LPGA and Ladies European Tour record books, won countless awards, and changed the way women’s golf was played, viewed and covered. She amassed over 90 worldwide victories, including 72 on the LPGA and 10 Major Championships. Annika holds a record number of Rolex Player of the Year awards (eight) and Vare Trophies for the lowest sc..
Emmy Award Winning Journalist & Best Selling Author, Leeza Gibbons, Shares Her Insights on Today’s Challenges For Caregivers & Maintaining a Positive Outlook.
Q: It's safe to say that you're best known for your TV work on Entertainment Tonight, Leeza, and 2015’s Celebrity Apprentice. What thoughts come to mind about that body of work? LG: I'm a lucky girl. I have had a career that has been challenging, fulfilling, and fun! I studied broadcast journalism and have been on a path of wherever the stories took me ever since. After reporting in TV and radio news, I became an entertainment correspondent and anchor be..
Ursula Evans - Leading Women in the Adventure of Self-Discovery!
Author & Certified Life
Coach for Women Around
The World “Life isn’t
about wait ing for the
storm to pass, it’s about
learning how to dance in
the rain”Q: What made you want to write a book about self-love/care? UE: I had first-hand experience of being a doormat woman, a woman with no identity and a woman who didn't fully love herself. Through my own personal growth, my spiritual foundation and using coaching techniques I knew ..
Meet Bobby Govanus, Founder of Reinvention Retreat & Bestselling Author, A True Visionary Leader Who Connects Entrepreneurs to Their Pasion & Success in Life!
Q: Prior to starting your own company … can you share with us a little about your career in retail?BG: I began in retail at age 16 and took on increased responsibility and different roles. I was eventually a Buyer for women’s clothing, Merchandise Manager and store manager with my biggest store doing $17 Million annually. I loved my years in retail because it is a people business and creating relationships that build sales and training people to do the s..
An Exclusive Interview with Jessica Cox, The World’s First Licensed Armless Pilot, & First Armless Black-Belt in The American Taekwondo Association
Jessica is best known for becoming the first armless pilot in aviation history. Her achievement
earned her a Guinness World Record medal, invitations from six continents, and featured on
TV programs like Ellen, Inside Edition, Fox and Friends, Oprah Winfrey Network, CNN, CBS
Evening News, and the BBC.
Described as a speaker “no one will ever forget,” she shows audiences around the globe how
to inspire enthusiasm and build authentic confidence. With the goa..
Making Her Second Chance of Life Count, An Exclusive Interview With Motivational Speaker, Mercedes Ramirez Johnson
In 1995, Mercedes Ramirez Johnson narrowly survived a commercial airplane crash where about 160 people died, including her parents. As one of only four survivors of this tragedy, she vowed that she would make her second chance at life count... and that she has – not just for herself, but also for the tens of thousands of people who have heard her story and her message.Mercedes has received national awards for her work, influence, commitment to helping othe..